“Even if it is expensive, have this test because I would rather have spent thousands of dollars doing this for my son rather than sitting here today and he’s not with me,” Hankins-Harts said.
This time it was a wrestler, initial autopsy report indicates he died of natural causes (SCA), there is nothing acceptable about an 18 year old student athlete dying from sudden cardiac arrest.
All too familiar story of seemingly healthy young adult dying from an undetected heart condition, hopefully this helps save other lives by raising awareness.
Another young life lost that could have been prevented… hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest and death in young athletes, this condition is easily detected with simple heart screening.
Yet another high school basketball player lost to an undetected heart condition…
Tragedy number ???? for the year from sudden cardiac arrest.
This is why we screen, and always look for the correct origin of the coronary arteries!
Another local case of sudden cardiac arrest in a high school athlete. Great work by first responders saved this child’s life! Heart screening would have prevented this near death…
If you are a parent of a young athletes… please take our advice and get their heart checked!!
Is anyone still claiming this is rare? Two lessons to be learned from this sad story: 1. SCA in young athletes is NOT rare. 2. CPR alone can not bring someone back from sudden cardiac arrest, an AED is needed to shock the heart back into rhythm.
Another unfortunate and classic tale of sudden cardiac arrest taking the life of a young, seemingly healthy child. And another example of the journalist never once mentioning what it is called when the somebody collapses because their heart spontaneously stopped beating. It is called sudden cardiac arrest. It is not an unknown phenomenon, it happens all the time and the underlying heart conditions that cause it are easily detected with an EKG. We are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful young girl.